Free Vintage Lightroom Preset
Compatible with Lightroom 5, Lightroom 6, Lightroom Classic and the Creative Cloud (CC), and Lightroom Mobile.
How to Use Free Lightroom Preset
If you need help with the free Lightroom presets installation, please check my dedicated tutorial here: How to Install Lightroom Presets
My free Lightroom presets work with images in different formats (RAW, JPEG, PNG, TIFF…). But I highly recommend using a RAW format, which offers the most flexibility and produces the highest quality.
If you need RAW images to practice Lightroom preset based editing, please visit my free library of RAW images. Fee free to download and use them for practice: Free RAW Photos for Editing
For the demonstration, I used the outdoor portrait image.
Using the Timeless Free Vintage Lightroom Preset
If you check my portfolio, you won’t find many vintage-style photographs. But in reality, I love the postprocessing treatment that mimics the old photos with faded colors and grain.
I use the vintage processing style fairly often with family pictures and personal projects.
When developing the Timeless free vintage Lightroom preset, my goal was to create a universal preset you can use with different types of photographs, portraits, street photos, cityscapes, and landscapes.
There are 4 main characteristics of the Timeless preset. It has muted colors, low contrast, grain, and blurry edges.
Since I understood that grain and blur do not work with certain types of images, I included 2 adjustment presets: Blur Off and Grain Off.
The adjustment presets will allow you to turn off blur, grain, or both without affecting the rest of the edits.
For the demonstration, I used a foggy landscape photo I took early in the morning at the river.
To start, I used the Timeless preset.
It rarely happens that you apply preset to a photo, and it works right away. You always need to do some tweaking and sometimes even extensive ones.
For the final tweaks, I used the TOOLKIT adjustment presets.
The TOOLKIT is the collection of Adjustment Presets. The presets allow fine-tuning of a photo without altering the style and Lightroom editing tools.
You can download the TOOLKIT Adjustment Presets, which is part of my free Travel Preset Collection, here: Free Travel Preset Collection
Next, I used the TOOLKIT.
I applied the following adjustments:
10. Open Shadows ++++
32. Vignetting ++
43. Midtone Contrast ++
The Editing Formula: Timeless (10, 32, 43)
And here is the final result:
Examples of Free Vintage Lightroom Preset Editing
Free Lightroom Presets Download
Below please find the complete free lightroom presets download (zip) library.